Book Recommendation - The Girls of the Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win WWII by Denise Kiernan

Book Recommendation - The Girls of the Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win WWII by Denise Kiernan

Although long, this book reads like a series of short stories describing life in a secret city with a population of nearly 80,000, built within a year (1942-1943) on what had been farm land. Very few of the inhabitants and workers had any knowledge of the purpose of the place and only knew they were creating atomic bombs after the US hit Japan.

I would recommend this nonfiction account because it is primarily told through the women’s stories, stories that are often untold or missing in historic accounts.